Bono's down-to-earth daughter Eve shuns limos for subway in NYC with boyfriend
Published 27/05/2014 | 08:17
Eve Hewson may have grown up privileged, but she's keeping her feet firmly on the ground.
The actress daughter of U2 frontman Bono is currently living a low-key life in New York while going for acting jobs at her choosing.
And she's embracing a similar vein of up-and-coming starlets taking public transportation as she was seen taking the subway earlier this week with her boyfriend of three years, actor James Lafferty.
The One Tree Hill star first met Eve in 2011 when she was a still an undergraduate student in New York University and they have enjoyed several loved-up trips together to Dublin.
But Eve often publicly distances herself from her family's money, preferring to make her own way in her chosen profession, similar to her big sister Jordan.
Due to Eve and James' determinedly low-profile, break-up rumours constantly surround them, however they are still very much together.
Despite their committed romance, both rarely speak of each other in interviews. In a recent exchange, Lafferty only joked to the interview that Eve had been tipping him off in advance of to ask purposely embarrassing questions.
"I'm so lucky to be in this situation with such normal parents, and I say 'normal' in the sense of their relationship," she said in 2012.
"My parents have been together since they were 15, they still live in Dublin, they live a very normal life and it was important to see that. Obviously we were able to go to amazing places and see incredible things and meet incredible people -- but we never felt entitled to it."
"It would be impossible for any of us to just sit back, relax and be rich. That's not who we are," she said previously.
"I don't talk about money with my parents and I'm not the child who gets everything I want.
"My parents have been great about keeping us disciplined and making us work for what we want.
"We're lucky that we get to travel places and we enjoy going out and having fun -- but I don't get handed money and I never will. I have to work."